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49 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 7RG
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
12pm-3pm & 6pm-11pm
 
PRICES
£25-£35 (three course meal)
 

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BrawnAfter the success of Terroirs Wine Bar in Covent Garden, the owners behind it have tried their luck with a second venture, this time in the heart of the East End. Brawn, a unique restaurant named after a peasant dish of potted pig's head or 'fromage de tete', as it's known in France, is a bistro and wine bar serving full-blooded dishes alongside a formidable wine list.  The British, French and Mediterranean influences are clear to see in the menu - think artisan cheeses, plates of meat, salads, terrines and classic European desserts. Located on the legendary Columbia Road, famous for its flower market, this promises to be a great addition to the fashionable location, adding both brains and, er, brawn.

 

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Whitechapel Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Sclater Street Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
Great Eastern Street NCP
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £124  36% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 8 minutes from Brawn
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £155  25% off
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Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £52  35% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 12 minutes from Brawn
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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
204 Brick Lane, E1 | 7 minutes from Brawn
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9 Hoxton Square, N1 | 10 minutes from Brawn
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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
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93 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as Brawn
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Jones Dairy Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
23 Ezra Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from Brawn
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35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 8 minutes from Brawn
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E16LA | 8 minutes from Brawn
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StART Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
150 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as Brawn
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7 Ezra Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from Brawn
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Goldsmiths Row, Hackney, London E2 | 4 minutes from Brawn
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
110-112 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as Brawn
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London > Shopping > Art and Design
106 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as Brawn
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London > Shopping > Art and Design
126 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as Brawn
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London > Education > Evening Classes
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London > Education > Evening Classes
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London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 17 minutes from Brawn
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359 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 7 minutes from Brawn
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London > Business > Venue Hire
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2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 14 minutes from Brawn
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